ERIC Number: ED205442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Encountering! The Arts Part of Basic Education.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Curriculum Div.
This publication contains an "Encountering Model" and model lessons for integrating arts experiences into the basic curriculum at the elementary and junior high school levels. The model uses a three-phase learning sequence in which each phase is labeled an "encounter." The first phase is "exploration," when students are provided with certain ideas and materials and encouraged to become acquainted with them and their possibilities. The second phase of an encounter is "creation," when the students, now familiar with the materials and ideas, use them to devise their own individual or group activity or product. The third phase of an encounter is "reapplication," when students evaluate the creation or completed activity and determine the possibilities for other encounters. Each model lesson contains principal ideas; activity suggestions for phase one, two, and three; suggestions for the teacher; and evaluation procedures. Some examples of lesson topics are: weaving (art); growing plants (science); Dolch word list (language); understanding molecules (science); community helpers (social studies); inventing new words (language arts); sculpture (art); how planets move (science); and elections (social studies). The publication concludes with an annotated bibliography of elementary and secondary materials to help teachers use the "Encountering Model." (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Curriculum Div.